SAMFORD UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
Mulberry Missionary Baptist Association
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ALABAMA BAPTOT BEIDRICAL SOOklt
TWENTY-NINTH ANNUAL SESSION
^MULBERRY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION,
HELD WITH TEB
BIBB CO., ALABAMA,
aTtli f the 39tfc «f September, 1856.
PW2CTD AT THB OFFICE OF TH* SMTH. WESTERN BAFTBT.
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TWENTY-NINTH ANNUAL SESSION
MULBERRY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION,
HELD WITH THB
BIBB CO., ALABAMA,
27th to the 29th ef September, 1856.
PBKTBD AT TBI OFFICE OF THB MOTH WXRBBH BAPTIST.
Satubdat, Sept. 2tis, 1856.
The Ministers and Messengers comparing the Mitlbbbbt
Baptist Association, convened with the Antioch Ctareh,
BibbCounty, Al*. The Introdnctory Sermon was deliyered
house Bno. I. M. Hicks, former moderator, after singing and
nraver took his seat and proceeded to business.
P ^r!' c3led for letters from the different Churches which
was read, and the names of delegates enrolled PoBTMe.]
™ VD . The Association then proceeded to the election itf a
Moderator and Clerk, which resulted 11 i the .choice ,of Elder
Isaac H. Hazier, Moderator— Jas. A. Mullins, Clerk, lbe
Moderator took his seat, and announced the body organized,
'"t^^^O^M^ Abstract of Principles, and
Rules of Deoorum. . •. .» . . _
4ra. Invited ministers, not messengers, to seats m the As-
^oth °Opeued a door for the reception of newly constituted
chuJche^rchurches dismissed f-m °the r Associatio^to
our union. Whereupon, Union Church, from Tuscaloosa
Baptist Association was received by letter. .
6th. Proceeded to appoint the following .Committees .
Oq Preaching: I. M. Hicks, Geo A rfalsey, Abram Ad
anis,-with the Deacons of Antioch Church. M „ rrim .
On Arrangement ; Bros. Jordan Risinger, C. D. McCnm
mnn uZ M Hicks —with the Maderator and CJerk.
m0 Onl^nce';irol David Ward, Wm. Creel, J. H. Atchison
7th The Committee to arrange Preaching .reported ^ that
Bro. Jas. A. MuUins occupy the stand on Sabbath morning
at 10 o'clock ; Bro. I: H. Haglerto follow. Bro. Wm. Ca u
to occupy the stand in &e afternoon ; Bro. Isham R. Arnold
to foHow. *(r ,
8th. Proceeded to receive correspondence.
From Tuscaloosa Association ; Letter by the hand of L.
P 'idjourned until Mondav morning, 9 o'clock. Singing and
prayer by Elder Daniel Ward.
The brethren aftft «,T?rlfcMgn the order of their
names, to a large, well ordered congregation, and, we trust,
(judging from the good attention given, and the deep interest
amfeste$ v iB»t> much goop; was done in the name of our
»odJ ibofiflA otfj r:ji w j,«oway Stature, 9 0t'4rfcx.
Gnr. Called the Roll and marked, afceenteesi:, £Setfl&ble.]
IOth. Received correspondence freto #miy&s±oc>»tioai bv
lff,£uac*o«sa ; Jordan Risinger, I. M. Hicks, Obidiah
Lanston ; Bro. Hicks to write. The Association to- convene
witlithe : Mt.^oi:iah Church, on Saturday before the 2nd
Sabbath in September, 1857. • -i ■
t Tr° J^H*** 1 ' J-.?"^e«. M. W. Deaion, Wm. Hares : Bro.
I..M,HiCHs to write. *. '
liTH. To attend to the request of Churches t appointed the
next Association to convene with the Alt. Hon Church Shel-
by Ckxuni^AJa., to commence on Saturday before the 4th
,babba>b in Sept^ 1857. Bro. Jks;A. Muttins to preach tbe
Introductory Sermon ;,Bro. I. F. Hagler alternated
18th.; To appoint Distributing Agen's :
lst&isL— C. P. McGrimmon. li
W -W. ft 'Atonieon.
Hth. That the Clerk superintend the printing: of the Min-
utes—that we have, five hundred copies prirtted-^tbat the
l^Ierfc reserve one hundred for correspondence, and that he
' have #10 tor his services.
15th. Appointed Clerk,Treasurer,until the next Association.
16th. Called. for the Report of tlie Committee on Finance,
which was read and adopted, and the Committee discharged.
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4 l l TH i A PP°»>tcd the First District meeting to beheld>with
Anfloch Church, cotnnienCing on Satnrdav before tbe 4th Sab-
bath in August, 1857. Bro. t. H. HagfeV to p*eaeh4h* In-
troductory sermon ; Dan'l Ward alternate. Second District
meeting, to convene with the Macedonia Church, near Bro
J. H. AtchfiS?£l$fef Co* *R£f 1 98MMt£g oa Saturday
before the 3d Sabbath in August, 1857. Bro. R. Spinks to
preach the Introductory Sermon ; Jas. A. Mullins alternate.
i$raft -That we recommend to the Churches, to be more lib-
eral in the support of their Ministers, and that the Churches
.fSlj^jthJn, their letters to the next Association, the amount
that they have paid their Ministers during the past year, — the
^.yO^ept of the Association being to assist the small Churches
4 W jj| f^fcnuy]^ a preached Gospel amongst them, and to sup-
odT 19*8, Tlpafe$|i9 association, in memory of our beloved Bro.
Elder En«<jhSayes, and in pursuance of oar duty as Chris-
tians, contribute to the support of his widow, $11 50, and to
th%^idow of our beloved brother, Henry Kerbo, late of Shel- 4
. wfry-Associaition, $16 10.
. ^Ke business .of the; Association being finished ; and after
man'y affectionate remarks of admonition and encouragement
by the Moderator, the Association joined in singing, grayer
and benediction by the Moderator; and then adjourned to the
time and place afore mentioned. .
ISAAC. H. HAGLER, Mod.
Jambs A. MuLLHWf Cfcv*.
The Mulberry Baptist Association* to her sister Associations
with whom she corresponds* sendeth Christian Salutation.
Dear brethren, receive this with our messengers, as a token
of our Christian regard for you, and the expression of a wish
to continue correspondence with you- We always feel cheer-
ed by the presence of your correspondents, and the good news
communicated by your letters. We hail you as co-workers
with us in the glorious work of humanity and religion The
labor itself is but the reaping a golden harvest here* with the
bright and animating prospect of a glorious reward beyond
this vale of tears. Harmony and love has attended our ses-
sion. May the God of peace and love bless and prosper you.
I. H. HAGLER, Mod.
49» BROim : We occupy thit little space in your Minutes, to ukyoui few questions :
Do you take the South H'estem Baptist .' If you do not, httre you a, good reason why you
do nsrtr You need not plead poverty; for 92 a year is too small a trifie to plead as an excuse.
Ask your pastors and brethren, who hnve read It for years, of its benefit to personal piety
and the promotion ef the Cause of Christ. Tour family need the information it imparts.
■Will you give it to them ? We, its editors, tho' not members in your Body, are well known to
you. We would like to preach to you in person ; but can only do so through our paper.
Send on your names. Your pastors will act as agents for us.
Should yen be in arrears with us, transmit it early, and obUge
H. E. TALIAFERRO.
Balance in Treasury from last year $ 00 15
Sent up by the churches for Associational purposes and
Minutes 24 50
Contributed by Association for the same purpose 3 85
Contributed by Bro. J. B. Honeycutt for Minutes 50
Paid for printing Minutes $ 20- 00
" Clerk for services 10 00
Deficit in Treasury 1 00
It will be seen by reference to the Report of last year, after
correcting the error in the Report, and crediting the amonot
for Bro. Mayes Monument, that the balance in Treasury was
15 cents. Respectfully submitted.
JAMES A. MULUNS, Treasurer.
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